Everyone that has streamed a video from Netflix or YouTube to a smartphone knows that video is a bandwidth and data hog. The same goes for video surveillance. The larger the system, the more data needs to be saved. Saving the data, however, is not necessarily the tricky part. The challenge is to keep the data available for immediate review via the software, without major latencies and quality restrictions. In short, I want my video and I want it now. Many systems that promise low cost are not capable of the required level of performance, while the systems that are solely built on performance are almost cost prohibitive. Finding the happy medium is important, and we may have just found it. Large data arrays can benefit from the technology we offer. Learn more about the solution below.
Disk arrays are great to an extent. Hard drives fail over time, as they are constantly moving, just like a car something is bound to fail. Hard drives are recommended to be replaced every five years, especially in a video surveillance environment. Hard drives keep the data “hot”, meaning the video is available the second it is requested. The servers and storage expansions have to allow for enough throughput for this to be the case, but in a properly designed environment disks are great,
Traditionally a server failure meant that all the data would have to be recovered via the internet or sent back to your location from the data center. Either way you are stuck waiting until we can spin up your server again. Instead of waiting we have a better solution for you: Get right back to work. Our local appliance fail overs keep a copy of your data and operating system locally on site. Should your server fail, we are able to switch onto the fail over appliance and get your network and IT environment right back to its original state. We will then restore your original server and switch you back to your original network over night.
Instead of days or weeks, depending on the data volume that you keep, we are talking minutes. If your server crashes, it barely gives your employees an excuse to go get a coffee, because the entire office will be back up and running before they can brew some coffee. Your entire server will be running on a local machine, while we are restoring your original server back to its top form. Hardware failures are never fun, but with our solutions we can make sure you don’t have much to worry about. Get in touch with us today and find out how easy it is to get a backup solution set up for your business.